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Manoj Bajpayee Says the Censor Board Has 'Always Been Unfair'

"Censor board has always been unfair. What's new in that? Ever since it was formed, they have been unfair and there has always been a fight between them and the filmmakers. Their job is to only certify the film and not to censor or ban anything," said Manoj Bajpayee

  | July 14, 2016 15:43 IST (Mumbai)
Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee photographed in Mumbai.

Highlights

  • 'Censor board has always been unfair,' said Manoj Bajpayee
  • Manoj Bajpayee will next be seen in Budhia Singh - Born To Run
  • Budhia Singh also stars Tillotama Shome and Master Mayur
National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who will next be seen onscreen in Budhia Singh - Born To Run, said that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has "always been unfair".
"Censor board has always been unfair. What's new in that? Ever since it was formed, they have been unfair and there has always been a fight between them and the filmmakers. Their job is to only certify the film and not to censor or ban anything," Mr Bajpayee told IANS.
"Censor Board had banned Bandit Queen and the Supreme Court passed the film. So, it's not that Censor Board has become unfair now. It has always been the same," he added.
When asked about Budhia Singh - Born to Run, Mr Bajpayee said that he signed the film because of the script.
"There was no question of saying no to this film because the script was damn good. I said instantly yes to this film as soon as I read the script. I am glad I did this film," he said.
Budhia Singh - Born to Run is a biopic about athlete Budhia Singh, who ran 48 marathons - one of which was from Bhubhaneshwar to Puri, when he was a five-year-old.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Code Red Film Productions, the film also stars Tillotama Shome and Master Mayur.
 
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